Guildhouse is hosting artist in residence Huang Fei for three weeks in June 2018 in conjunction with the Yiwei Art Foundation and JamFactory. As a first time visitor to the City of Adelaide, Huang Fei already has strong connections established through his studio base in Jingdezhen, China. Fifteen Adelaide-based artists have visited Jingdezhen through the Helpmann Academy residency program since 2014, and Huang Fei has developed a long-term professional relationship with established ceramicist and JamFactory tenant Gus Clutterbuck. Multiple collaborations with Western artists have informed Huang Fei’s contemporary view, and he is in a unique position to make comparisons between the East and West, traditional and contemporary.
9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 9 June
Traditional Qing Hua Workshop
Painting on porcelain
9.30am-12.30pm Saturday, 23 June 2018
Calligraphy / Ink Painting Workshop
1-4pm Sunday, 24 June 2018
Overglaze Enamel Workshop
Huang Fei Biography
Born in 1976 in the Jiangxi province in the south of China, Huang Fei grew up in a small village where his father and grandfather were both craftsman working with lacquered furniture. Huang Fei and his brother were both trained in painting on furniture.
In 1994 Huang Fei moved to the famous city of Porcelain, Jingdezhen, where he studied calligraphy, ink painting and blue and white painting on porcelain known as Qing Hua. He studied under two different master teachers, the first with a traditional approach to the ancient Chinese dynasties. The second teacher was more contemporary and this, together with meeting Western artists has allowed Huang Fei to develop his own successful free style of work.
Since 2008 he has been exhibiting his contemporary porcelain tiles in both group and solo exhibitions in Jingdezhen, Nanjing and Shanghai. This has led to lectures, workshops and exhibitions in Canada and the UK.
Huang Fei is one of the first artists from Jingdezhen to exhibit outside of China and is committed to developing his unique expressive, contemporary, porcelain both within China and internationally.